Tuesday 4 January 2022

Buff-Bellied Pipit

 The lure of a 1st for Devon an American Buff- Bellied Pipit saw Andy Bond , Dave Land and myself making the trip down to Maelcombe Beach at East Prawle in hope that it would still be on show .

To get to the beach you had to go down a very steep hill to reach the beach , on getting there there were pipits everywhere with the majority being Rock Pipit but there was also quite a few Meadow Pipit and a Water Pipit . But for a long while there was no good views of the main bird with only fleeting views of it and then it was gone behind the rocks again . But then someone found it out in the open and we all got good views of it . I have seen these birds before in The Scilly Isles and Cornwall but it is great to get one in my own County of Devon .

Also seen today was a male Ring-Necked Duck at Beesands Ley . And at Slapton Ley we saw a Greater White-Fronted Goose , 2 female Lesser Scaup , 2 Black-Necked Grebe and a Snow Bunting .

Wow what a great days Birding

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